Over one thousand nuclear workers have internal radiation of 10,000+ cpm after visiting Fukushima

Published: May 23rd, 2011 at 4:23 pm ET
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Nuclear plant workers suffer internal radiation exposure after visiting Fukushima, Mainichi, May 21, 2011:

The government has discovered thousands of cases of workers at nuclear power plants outside Fukushima Prefecture suffering from internal exposure to radiation after they visited the prefecture, the head of the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency said.

Most of the workers who had internal exposure to radiation visited Fukushima after the nuclear crisis broke out following the March 11 quake and tsunami, and apparently inhaled radioactive substances scattered by hydrogen explosions at the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant. [...]

In 1,193 cases, workers had internal exposure to radiation of more than 10,000 cpm. Those workers had apparently returned to their homes near the Fukushima No. 1 Nuclear Power Plant or had moved to other nuclear power plants from the Fukushima No. 1 and 2 nuclear power plants. [...]

Published: May 23rd, 2011 at 4:23 pm ET
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